Team USA will take on China and the Netherlands starting December 14 in Southern California
Maggie Steffens named MVP
Team USA to meet Russia in the final on Sunday
Team USA will meet Spain on Saturday
Team USA looking for third straight World Cup title to join crowns in 2010 and 2014
Recorded seven goals at the 2018 FINA World Cup...Scored eight goals at the 2018 FINA World League Super Final...Tied for the team lead in goals scored with 15 at the 2018 FINA Intercontinental tournament...Tallied nine goals and seven assists in a gold medal finish for Team USA at the 2017 FINA World Championships... Added five goals helping Team USA win gold at the 2017 FINA World League Super Final…Captained the United States at the FINA Junior World Championships in Volos, Greece in August 2015, won gold medal… Team USA went a perfect 6-0 and outscored its opponents 106-46… Scored 14 goals, including three hat tricks… In group play, scored four against Mexico 8/17, once against Ukraine 8/18 and three against Spain 8/19… Scored three more in a 12-9 quarterfinal win over Brazil 8/21… Netted two goals in a 13-11 victory in the semifinals against Russia 8/22… Scored once in the 13-10 championship clincher against Spain 8/23… Stanford represented the United States and finished fifth at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea… Played 168 minutes in seven games, scored a team-high 18 goals, had four assists, nine steals
Competed for the Stanford University women’s water polo team… Named ACWPC All-American four times… Won NCAA Championships in 2014, 2015, and 2017… In 2017, All-NCAA Tournament Second team… All-MPSF First Team… MPSF All-Academic… Earned MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week Feb. 7… In 2016, ACWPC All-Academic – Superior… All-NCAA Tournament First Team… All-MPSF First Team… MPSF All-Tournament Team… MPSF All-Academic… Led the team with a career-high 49 goals… Scored in 20 games and topped the team in multi-goal efforts 15 and hat tricks 11… In 2015, ACWPC All-America Honorable Mention… ACWPC All-Academic – Excellent… All-MPSF Honorable Mention… MPSF All-Academic… MPSF/Kap7 Player of the Week March 10… Tied for fourth on the team with 28 goals… Scored in 17 games, had nine multi-goal efforts and two hat tricks… In 2014, ACWPC All-Academic – Excellent… MPSF All-Newcomer Team… MPSF/Kap7 Newcomer of the Week April 14… Seventh on the team with 20 goals.
Attended Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, CA… Played four years of water polo, swam for three years and ran cross country one year… Helped lead Dos Pueblos to CIF Southern Section Division I titles in 2010 and 2011, scoring the game-tying and game-winning goals in the 2010 title game…
Parents are Peter and Cathy… two siblings, Kiley and Ryann… Both parents played water polo at UC Santa Barbara… Mother, Cathy, is a long time water polo coach… Sister Kiley is a 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time Cutino Award Winner 2012, 2015 at Stanford… Loves dogs and the beach!
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS
- 2018 FINA WORLD CUP, SURGUT, RUSSIA, 1ST PLACE
- 2018 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, KUNSHAN, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2018 FINA INTERCONTINENTAL TOURNAMENT, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, 1ST PLACE
- 2017 FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, 1ST PLACE
- 2017 FINA WORLD LEAGUE SUPER FINAL, SHANGHAI, CHINA, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, VOLOS, GREECE, 1ST PLACE
- 2015 WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES, GWANGJU, SOUTH KOREA, 5TH PLACE
Twitter Account: @Jneushul8
Pre-game ritual: Mainly just enjoy myself- grab a coffee, listen to some music, joke with some teammates to stay loose
Favorite Quote: “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” –Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookies and Cream
Favorite Chain Restaurant: Chipotle
Favorite Reality TV Show: Swamp People
If you had to make a music playlist named after yourself, what would it be?: Good Vibes Only
And what would be the first song?: “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: Surrounded by people that I love while doing something that inspires me. And with a dog, or 10.
If you couldn’t play Water Polo what sport would you play?: Basketball! Laker Nation!
Role Model: My parents, my sisters—
Athletic Inspiration: Steve Nash, small guy with a big brain and became a Laker eventually
Thank you’s, comments, etc.: Endless thanks to my family who have taught me to love what I do, learn how to do it better, and listen to those who can help me.
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